A new study finds that extracurricular activities have differing positive effects for rural boys compared to girls.


Reports of low college-completion rates may be giving up on college students too soon. New data released by the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System suggest a significant portion of students complete college degrees and professional certificates in double the traditional time allotted for those programs.


The jury is still out on the early-education curriculum Tools of the Mind, but the program, which aims to improve young students' self control, has obviously caught the imagination of educators, and 2014 may bring a final ruling on its effectiveness.


Early hearing skills may be a better predictor of elementary reading and spelling performance than other cognitive skills like working memory, finds a new study in Child Development.


It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.


A federal job forecast predicts a rise in apprentice programs, but warns low pay, low-education jobs may become the majority of new jobs in the next decade.


Students may start to understand multidigit numbers through preschool vocabulary, finds a study in Child Development.


The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has launched a project to identify low-cost study methods for education.


A new analysis looks at the wide array of education research projects conducted across federal agencies, and argues for better coordination.


More than 85 research and education groups are scheduled to gather in Arlington, Va., tomorrow for a seminar on building education research partnerships.


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